Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theater on 1971-02-18
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It Hurts Me Too
Greatest Story Ever Told ->
Johnny B. Goode
Hard To Handle
Dark Star ->
Wharf Rat ->
Dark Star ->
Me And My Uncle
Playing In The Band
Me And Bobby McGee
Big Boss Man
Saint Stephen ->
Not Fade Away ->
Goin' Down The Road Feeling Bad ->
Not Fade Away ->
Uncle John's Band
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|It Hurts Me Too|
|Greatest Story Ever Told* >|
|Johnny B. Goode|
|Hard To Handle|
|Dark Star >|
|Wharf Rat* >|
|Dark Star >|
|Me & My Uncle|
|Playin' In The Band*|
|Me And Bobby McGee|
|Big Boss Man|
|Saint Stephen >|
|Not Fade Away >|
|Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad >|
|Not Fade Away >|
|Uncle John's Band|
Original WBOTB DATs procured & circulated in 1996 by Jace Crouch and Tim Deibert. Thanks to trailmix for providing the lineaged master DAT for transfer.
*First public performance.
- d2t08: Reel flip at 04:48 of "Saint Stephen" crossfaded.
- Approximately 1:39 were removed from the lengthy dead space/tuning preceding "Loser" allowing the entire first set to fit on a single 80 minute disc, while keeping in Bob's "Second oldest ritual" comment... that's a fact....
- Intermittent faint audible artifacts/pops were attenuated using manual pencil redraw under high magnification. These were retrospectively found on all other circulating recordings from this performance. They were most abundant at the beginning of "Dark Star" and also at the start of "Wharf Rat". There are a few spots still remaining in "Wharf Rat" that are just too embedded to get out - sounds like minor transient peak distortion.
- The notorious broad-peaked high pitched whine centered 8000-8100 KHz range was removed using a digital paragraphic equalizer (Waves Q6) with 2 narrow/notch bands (Q set maximal @ 100, -12 dB) set at just under and over 8000K for the first reel and just under and over 8100KHz for the last 3 reels. Previously circulating sources either used a wider band filter or a noise reduction approach performed on low bit/sample rate files which yields suboptimal results. All processing on this transcription was performed at 24/96 resulting in a much smoother transparent sound.
- 2008-04-17 13:09:24
- Jace's DAT (48 KHz) playback on Sony PCM-R500, AES digital output > Benchmark DAC1, XLR analog output > Grace Lunatec V3, sample rate at 96 KHz, AES digiout) > AES digital input, professional mode/sync - LynxTwo soundcard in E6400 dual core processor-based PC > HD as 24 bit/96 KHz WAV > Ozone 3.0 > MBIT+ dithering to 16/44.1 KHz WAV > CDWAV 1.9 (tracking) > FLAC (level 8). Recording, editing and mastering with Wavelab 5.0. All cables were Mogami Gold 0.3m pro-audio XLR cables. All components in the transfer/mastering chain were powered from a Cyberpower 1285AVR noise-attenuated uninterruptible AC power supply.
- Port Chester, NY
- Run time
- 7" two track BBD reel w/ Dolby A @ 7 1/2 ips > PCM501ES (beta) > PCM501ES analog out > Dolby A decoder > Apogee filter > analog in PCMF1/PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 @ 48 kHz > WBOTB Master DAT (DAT-1).
- Taped by
- Betty Cantor
- Transferred by
- Chris L.
- Capitol Theater
Subject: Response to Gwydion6
It's been seven years since you posted your comment, but I hope you see this. If you haven't found out already, it's not Pigpen playing in Beautiful Jam, it's friend-of-the-band Ned Lagin. He's playing an amplified clavichord. I discuss Lagin and this performance on pages 241 to 245 of my dissertation, which you can download here: https://escholarship.mcgill.ca/concern/theses/qj72p981b?locale=en.
Also, it's an amazing performance. It would be difficult if not impossible to improve on its Dark Star>Wharf Rat>BJam>Dark Star sequence. Notably, this was the last Dark Star with Mickey Hart playing güiro. He wouldn't play Dark Star again with the band until Dec. 31, 1978 and would from thereafter instead stay on his kit drums on the rare occasions they played it.
Subject: gorgeous ds,wharf rat BEAUTIFUL JAM ds !!!
Subject: Got no chance of LOSING this time...
The Capitol Theater is such a styling old hall.
Been there and know why Phil would want to make it the place when doing East Coast shows.
That jam from Wharf Rat back to the Dark Star really is something special...
If I had to pick hottest of the new tunes.
I guess I might have to go with BERTHA,
Band is flying thru the tune. SLAM DANCE BERTHA!
The LOSER great ensemble singing 4+ minutes in.
Pigpen laying down some organ work.
GREATEST is good but would get better.
Wharf Rat also would get deeper with time.
Not a 1st time played but the TRUCKIN is HOT!
the big Fu@king chandelier!
Dim it way the Fu@k down!!!
CASEY JONES! Whatever they got into during set break is running it's course.
PLAYIN' -First Time Played- Amazing if you think about how exploratory this tune would become.
It became extremely rare for them to render it the way it appears here.
Always felt this tune had the most NATIVE vibe of any of the Dead's songs.
In a similar way that BE THOU MY VISION is the most NATIVE AMERICAN hymn in my opinion.
Me and Bobby- such a great song. Too bad this slipped out of the rotation. Nice version!
The Sugar Magnolia has a lot of spunk to it almost how GSET would get the Wha-Wha...
Yes that is going out in style.
note to self: Trying to multi-task during a great show is just about freaking impossible.
Agree with Gwydion on Pigpen's contribution to the 'beautiful' jam.
Also think Pig's backing vocals were a major part of the Dead's distinctive sound from this time. period.
good, slow ballads on this one - it hurts me too, bobby mcgee. songs that i don't necessarily ever seek out, which is nice to hear.
Subject: I love this show
Subject: Pigpen's contribution to the beautiful jam
Subject: to thankutapers
They were being simulcast over WNEW-FM, and they put in extra effort. Jerry played with NRPS for 90 minutes to open the show, and there's even some good talk with Bill Graham and Scott Muni between sets. Bill tells how he ran down and tackled a ticket thief outside the Garden just before the show! Also Graham cursing the people who were standing on the seats.
One more note to thankutapers: start at May of 1972, (Pigpen's last performance with the band) and work your way backward.
Subject: multiple sources here?
Subject: BEST OF!?!?!?
Subject: ...jam out of wharf rat...
Subject: fine old wine
and has a long finish. long live PCNY.
Capitol Theater, Port Chester, NY
Disc I - Set I
03 It Hurts Me Too
05 Greatest Story Ever Told* >
06 Johnny B. Goode
07 Mama Tried
08 Hard To Handle
09 Dark Star >
10 Wharf Rat* >
11 "Beautiful Jam" >
12 Dark Star >
13 Me & My Uncle
Disc II - Set II
01 Chandelier incident
02 Casey Jones
03 Playin' In The Band*
04 Me And Bobby McGee
06 Big Boss Man
07 Sugar Magnolia
08 Saint Stephen >
09 Not Fade Away >
10 Goin' Down The Road Feelin' Bad >
11 Not Fade Away >
12 Uncle John's Band
*First public performance.
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live On Stage" February 18, 1971 at the Capitol Theater, Port Chester, New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Classic 71' Sound.
Get all the shows at the Capitol Theater, February 18,19,20,21, 1971.
A hop, skip and a jump from NYC, Port Chester was a great place to see the DEAD.
Garcia uses his WAH-WAH pedal on "Sugar Magnolia".
I recommend using your EQ during playback of most of the shows on the IA, this one included.
Windows Media Player has a 10 band EQ and SRS WOW effects that enhance the sound.
Here's one way to stream/download this show:
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Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD, for tomorrow we may die....
Thanks for the LOVE from 1971.
Subject: Dark Star > Wharf Rat > Dark Star
few enjoyable show.
Subject: Spawning Grounds